Long Lake (Alpena County, Michigan)

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Long Lake
Location Alpena / Presque Isle counties, Michigan, United States
Coordinates 45°12′36″N 83°29′00″W / 45.210014°N 83.483312°W / 45.210014; -83.483312Coordinates: 45°12′36″N 83°29′00″W / 45.210014°N 83.483312°W / 45.210014; -83.483312
Basin countries United States
Surface area 5,625 acres (22.76 km2)
Surface elevation 650 ft (200 m)[1]

Long Lake is 5,625-acre (22.76 km2) lake in the U.S. state of Michigan. The lake is on the boundary between Alpena County to the south and Presque Isle County to the north near Lake Huron in Northern Michigan.

The larger part of the lake is in Alpena Township, Michigan, with the southern shore approximately 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Alpena along U.S. Highway 23, which continues along the eastern side of the lake. In Presque Isle County, the lake extends into Presque Isle Township and Krakow Township.

The lake is adjoined by an Alpena County park (including a day-use beach).[2] Fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, walleye, and whitefish.[3]

The name "Long Lake" is common among Michigan's 11,037 inland lakes which cover 1,305 square miles (3,380 km2) of inland water.[4] This should not be confused with the 33 others (see Long Lake (Michigan), including the one in the vicinity of Long Lake Township, which is near Traverse City on the opposite side of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Long Lake
  2. ^ "Long Lake Park". Alpena County Parks. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fishing information about Long Lake". Michigan Interactive. 1995. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Michigan in brief". State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 

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